what i know to be true

Quotes, links, thoughts, and other tidbits that I have found to be true this week:

  • I don't think there will ever be enough time in the day to do/create/make/photograph all of the ideas in my head.
  • I stumbled upon unsplash and was amazed at the quality of work being offered for free. 10 news images every day.
  • I'm really enjoying Rachel's daily habit, where she is documenting every day of her thirtieth year. Simple, everyday moments will always capture my heart.
  • So I ordered #GIRLBOSS, and I am enjoying it so much.  Love Sophia's advice: Don't ever grow up, Don't become a bore, Don't ever let the Man get to you. Okay? Cool.  Let's do this.  Seriously, go check out this book.
  • I'm continuously inspired by the work of Cory and Jade of Endlessly Enraptured.

Have a great weekend.

about the table

© Azzari Jarrett My kitchen table is a major source of inspiration for me.  We gather here every night for dinner.  My daughters do homework and arts and crafts here.  And I photograph (almost daily) here.   So many memories!  My most popular captures on instagram are taken on this table.  It was also the muse for my self-published book, On The Table.

Today, I want to share a little more about the actual table itself.

© Azzari Jarrett

I bought the table on a whim at  Nadeau (there are a number of stores around the US).   The paint was falling off of the legs, and the wood was raw and unfinished.  My Dad took one look at it and told me I needed to paint it.  But I felt it was perfect, just the way it was.   I fell in love with the exposed, rough, wood surface.  Added bonus: I'm not concerned with having it "clean" all the time - it shows every ounce of spilled kool-aid, glitter projects gone awry, and coffee cup stains.

© Azzari Jarrett

Every  imperfection is documented on its surface.  I know this would drive some people nuts, but I welcome these imperfections.  It tells the story of our life, and I feel that it adds character to our room.

© Azzari Jarrett

There are two windows surrounding the table, which allows the perfect amount of natural light to spill through.  As you can tell, I like to keep fresh flowers displayed here.  All the time.  This table is truly a perfect background.  I would imagine that someday it will become my worktable, as I can't see how we will fit a family of 5 here for dinner once my youngest daughter is old enough to sit at the table.

You can see more images I have taken on our table here.

captured moments, late spring

A few moments I've captured lately.  I'm currently loving this Spring weather - sun mixed with showers almost everyday.

My favorite flower, ranunculus,  brightening my desk.  They never cease to make me smile.

There's nothing quite like freshly picked strawberries.  These are courtesy of my nephews.  I had so many, my freezer is packed for the winter as well.

The newest succulent to join our family.  Let's hope I can keep this one alive.  With a newborn on the way, I'm not so sure - but I will definitely try.

Enjoying rainy and quiet Sunday mornings....

First blooms of the peonies I planted last year!  I was so proud, I didn't have heart to clip them and bring them inside.

There is something about flowers that make a house a home.

Eggs have been in heavy rotation around here for breakfast.  My girls like them hard boiled.

Our spring garden is looking good.  So far, I've planted tomatoes, bell peppers, rosemary, parsley, and cucumbers.

More, soon.

michael + diana

A couple of weeks ago, I attended the wedding of my friend Michael and his lovely bride, Diana.  Nestled in a small garden, the ceremony was a beautiful one - small and intimate.

I always felt that there is so much pressure involved for wedding photographers, but I surprised myself at how much I enjoyed capturing these moments.  And using film, I was much more selective about the shots that I did take.

Congrats Michael & Diana!

Contax 645 | Fuji Pro 400H